As a rare Midwestern government contracts attorney, I am often asked, “when are you next coming to DC?” Well, now I have an answer. I am pleased to announce that I will be presenting a workshop entitled “Government Contracts Legal Update 2014″ at the Small Business Leadership Development Conference on March 18.
My workshop will cover recent developments and trends in government contracts law, with a special emphasis on legal developments affecting small businesses. I will also be on hand throughout the day at the Petefish, Immel, Heeb & Hird booth to answer questions about the presentation and discuss other areas of government contracts law.
If you haven’t yet registered for the SBLD Conference, don’t miss out. The event focuses on emerging and small business leaders, and includes networking, educational workshops, and matchmaking sessions. Visit the SBLD Conference website to learn more.
See you March 18!
Are you interested in recent legal developments in government contracting? Are you located in the Pacific Northwest? If you answered “yes,” then I have good news. I am pleased to announce that I will be presenting a workshop entitled “Government Contracts Legal Update 2014″ at the Alliance Northwest Conference on March 13, 2014.
My workshop will cover recent developments and trends in government contracts law, with a special emphasis on legal developments affecting small businesses. I will also be on hand throughout the day at the Petefish, Immel, Heeb & Hird booth to answer questions about the presentation, discuss other areas of government contracts law, or chat about the dominating Super Bowl victory by the hometown Seahawks.
If you haven’t attended Alliance Northwest before, don’t miss out this year. As the largest business-to-government conference in the Pacific Northwest, Alliance Northwest features hundreds of government buyers, large prime contractors, and small government contractors. The event includes networking, educational workshops, and matchmaking sessions. Visit the Alliance Northwest website to learn more.
See you in March!
I am back in Lawrence after a trip to the Lone Star State, where I spoke at the Fort Bliss Regional Contracting Industry Day. My presentation, “The Legal Benefits and Pitfalls of Teaming Arrangements” focused on the upsides and potential drawbacks of teaming and joint venturing on federal set-aside contracts.
A big “thank you” to Joe Conway and the team at the El Paso Community College Contract Opportunities Center for hosting this outstanding event. And of course, extra thanks to all the government employees, large businesses, and small business owners who attended.
If you weren’t able to make it to the Fort Bliss Regional Contracting Industry Day, you don’t have to be left out. Just contact me and I would be happy to provide you with a copy of the presentation.
With Christmas two days away and 2014 right around the corner, it’s time to enjoy the holidays, reflect on the year that was, and look forward to the challenges and opportunities ahead.
With that in mind, this will be the last SmallGovCon post of 2013. I’ll be spending the holidays sharing in my two-year-old daughter’s excitement about Santa Claus and marveling at my one-year-old son’s sudden transformation into an adorable toddler with a penchant for pulling everything out of any closed drawer in sight.
SmallGovCon will be back in the New Year with much more legal news for government contractors. (If you want to ring in the New Year by reading up on GAO decisions, SBA OHA appeals, or the nuances of the 2013 NDAA, my archives should have you covered). Until then, best wishes for a wonderful and joyous holiday season.
I am back in the Midwest after a trip to sunny Southern California, where I spoke at the 10th Annual Veteran Economic & Business Development Summit in Riverside. My presentation, “Joint Ventures vs. Prime/Sub Teaming” covered the key legal distinctions between joint ventures and prime/sub teams, with a special focus on the SDVOSB joint venture rules.
A big “thank you” to Julie Padilla, Scott Rice, and the rest of the team from the Riverside Community College District Procurement Assistance Center, who put together an outstanding event. And of course, extra thanks to the veterans and small business owners who attended (and asked some great questions).
If you were not able to make it to last Friday’s event, you don’t have to be left out. Just contact me and I would be happy to provide you with a copy of my slides.
I am pleased to announce that I have joined with Guy Timberlake of the American Small Business Coalition and Larry Allen of Allen Federal Business Partners to produce a new Internet-based radio show called Position To Win: Policies, Protests and the Pursuit of Opportunities.
Every two weeks, Guy, Larry and I will offer our take on policy, legislative, and legal matters affecting small government contractors. In today’s segment, Guy discussed small business set-aside contracting dollars, Larry weighed in on the potential small business impacts of the pre-award protests of the GSA OASIS vehicle, and I talked about the recent bill to move SDVOSB verification from the VA to the SBA.
Guy and Larry are two of the most knowledgeable voices in the industry, and I’m happy to join them on Position To Win. I hope you’ll tune in.